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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 25, 2009 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

I have more appreciation for the French after last night's viewing of the entirely historically accurate Inglorious Basterds (by and far QT's best film).

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Poster: clashcity Date: Aug 25, 2009 11:12am
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I'll take the Dirty Dozen thanks.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 25, 2009 12:13pm
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lots of references to the same

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 25, 2009 10:20am
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The only video I have about ww2 is "Le vieux fusil"(the old gun) with Romy Schneider and Philippe Noiret ,film of Robert Enrico ,won oscar 1985,in France .You Americans have to see this to understand me better on the subject .

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Aug 25, 2009 6:46pm
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your English is getting much better - or did you just drop your guard?

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 1:06am
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I think I am simply making less typing errors with the computer! But my english better when I speak it . Bear also in mind that these last 14 years I spoke no englih at all,it got rusty but so you think it improves a bit now ?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 26, 2009 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Split infinitives

Hmmmmmmmm.........

Your command of the ability to compose text with split infinitives exposes you for the fraud you are.

Seeing as how split infinitives are a strictly English faux pas, I hereby declare, (with PM WT's top cover) skies to be fake.

And now you happily know the rest of the story.

Or is it know happily.......????

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 10:23am
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Mandojammer: what kind of mumble speech is that ? I don't even know what splits infinitives could mean ! Typical deadhead talk!

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 26, 2009 10:55am
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Whoa - careful there skies or I'll sue you for whiplash.

You change your creative writing efforts faster than a woman changes her mind.

But thanks for confirming what many of us have recently suspected.

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 11:59am
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Mandojammer :I don't see how my writings can change being the same person talking,and I don't know what in the world you ,deadheads can even find suspect . However ,to me it get's obvious you ,deadheads have change, getting a mean streak I never had to put up,relating towards me . No doubt that if you were not that knowladgeable about the Grateful Dead I wouldn't even think from the tone ,that you could be deadheads and me, I would refuse to even talk to any of you .As the French and others heard me say it before : I don't care talking with human beings anymore !Na!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 26, 2009 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Split infinitives- off topic to Mando

See NY Times Editorial by Michael Lynch on peak oil as bs? I know you've heard the arguments, but just wanted to point out was published yesterday.

in blantant violation of NYT IP interests in the same:

August 25, 2009
Op-Ed Contributor
‘Peak Oil’ Is a Waste of Energy
By MICHAEL LYNCH
Amherst, Mass.

REMEMBER “peak oil”? It’s the theory that geological scarcity will at some point make it impossible for global petroleum production to avoid falling, heralding the end of the oil age and, potentially, economic catastrophe. Well, just when we thought that the collapse in oil prices since last summer had put an end to such talk, along comes Fatih Birol, the top economist at the International Energy Agency, to insist that we’ll reach the peak moment in 10 years, a decade sooner than most previous predictions (although a few ardent pessimists believe the moment of no return has already come and gone).

Like many Malthusian beliefs, peak oil theory has been promoted by a motivated group of scientists and laymen who base their conclusions on poor analyses of data and misinterpretations of technical material. But because the news media and prominent figures like James Schlesinger, a former secretary of energy, and the oilman T. Boone Pickens have taken peak oil seriously, the public is understandably alarmed.

A careful examination of the facts shows that most arguments about peak oil are based on anecdotal information, vague references and ignorance of how the oil industry goes about finding fields and extracting petroleum. And this has been demonstrated over and over again: the founder of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil first claimed in 1989 that the peak had already been reached, and Mr. Schlesinger argued a decade earlier that production was unlikely to ever go much higher.

Mr. Birol isn’t the only one still worrying. One leading proponent of peak oil, the writer Paul Roberts, recently expressed shock to discover that the liquid coming out of the Ghawar Field in Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest known deposit, is around 35 percent water and rising. But this is hardly a concern — the buildup is caused by the Saudis pumping seawater into the field to keep pressure up and make extraction easier. The global average for water in oil field yields is estimated to be as high as 75 percent.

Another critic, a prominent consultant and investor named Matthew Simmons, has raised concerns over oil engineers using “fuzzy logic” to estimate reservoir holdings. But fuzzy logic is a programming method that has been used since I was in graduate school in situations where the factors are hazy and variable — everything from physical science to international relations — and its track record in oil geology has been quite good.

But those are just the latest arguments — for the most part the peak-oil crowd rests its case on three major claims: that the world is discovering only one barrel for every three or four produced; that political instability in oil-producing countries puts us at an unprecedented risk of having the spigots turned off; and that we have already used half of the two trillion barrels of oil that the earth contained.

Let’s take the rate-of-discovery argument first: it is a statement that reflects ignorance of industry terminology. When a new field is found, it is given a size estimate that indicates how much is thought to be recoverable at that point in time. But as years pass, the estimate is almost always revised upward, either because more pockets of oil are found in the field or because new technology makes it possible to extract oil that was previously unreachable. Yet because petroleum geologists don’t report that additional recoverable oil as “newly discovered,” the peak oil advocates tend to ignore it. In truth, the combination of new discoveries and revisions to size estimates of older fields has been keeping pace with production for many years.

A related argument — that the “easy oil” is gone and that extraction can only become more difficult and cost-ineffective — should be recognized as vague and irrelevant. Drillers in Persia a century ago certainly didn’t consider their work easy, and the mechanized, computerized industry of today is a far sight from 19th-century mule-drawn rigs. Hundreds of fields that produce “easy oil” today were once thought technologically unreachable.

The latest acorn in the discovery debate is a recent increase in the overall estimated rate at which production is declining in large oil fields. This is assumed to be the result of the “superstraw” technologies that have become dominant over the past decade, which can drain fields faster than ever. True, because quicker extraction causes the fluid pressure in the field to drop rapidly, the wells become less and less productive over time. But this declining return on individual wells doesn’t necessarily mean that whole fields are being cleaned out. As the Saudis have proved in recent years at Ghawar, additional investment — to find new deposits and drill new wells — can keep a field’s overall production from falling.

When their shaky claims on geology are exposed, the peak-oil advocates tend to argue that today’s geopolitical instability needs to be taken into consideration. But political risk is hardly new: a leading Communist labor organizer in the Baku oil industry in the early 1900s would later be known to the world as Josef Stalin.

When the large supply disruptions of 1973 and 1979 led to skyrocketing prices, nearly all oil experts said the underlying cause was resource scarcity and that prices would go ever higher in the future. The oil companies diversified their investments — Mobil even started buying up department stores! — and President Jimmy Carter pushed for the development of synthetic fuels like shale oil, arguing that markets were too myopic to realize the imminent need for substitutes. All sorts of policy wonks, energy consultants and Nobel-prize-winning economists jumped on the bandwagon to explain that prices would only go up — even though they had never done so historically. Prices instead proceeded to slide for two decades, rather as the tide ignored King Canute.

Just as, in the 1970s, it was the Arab oil embargo and the Iranian Revolution, today it is the invasion of Iraq and instability in Venezuela and Nigeria. But the solution, as ever, is for the industry to shift investment into new regions, and that’s what it is doing. Yet peak-oil advocates take advantage of the inevitable delay in bringing this new production on line to claim that global production is on an irreversible decline.

In the end, perhaps the most misleading claim of the peak-oil advocates is that the earth was endowed with only 2 trillion barrels of “recoverable” oil. Actually, the consensus among geologists is that there are some 10 trillion barrels out there. A century ago, only 10 percent of it was considered recoverable, but improvements in technology should allow us to recover some 35 percent — another 2.5 trillion barrels — in an economically viable way. And this doesn’t even include such potential sources as tar sands, which in time we may be able to efficiently tap.

Oil remains abundant, and the price will likely come down closer to the historical level of $30 a barrel as new supplies come forward in the deep waters off West Africa and Latin America, in East Africa, and perhaps in the Bakken oil shale fields of Montana and North Dakota. But that may not keep the Chicken Littles from convincing policymakers in Washington and elsewhere that oil, being finite, must increase in price. (That’s the logic that led the Carter administration to create the Synthetic Fuels Corporation, a $3 billion boondoggle that never produced a gallon of useable fuel.)

This is not to say that we shouldn’t keep looking for other cost-effective, low-pollution energy sources — why not broaden our options? But we can’t let the false threat of disappearing oil lead the government to throw money away on harebrained renewable energy schemes or impose unnecessary and expensive conservation measures on a public already struggling through tough economic times.

Michael Lynch, the former director for Asian energy and security at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is an energy consultant.


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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 26, 2009 10:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Split infinitives- off topic to Mando

BD -

I saw it and vomited on my keyboard. Factually the OP-ED sucks.

What he fails to address is Energy Return On Investment. How much energy is expended injecting water into the fields to maintain pressure head? How much energy is expended removing the water from the crude that is extracted?

The article is a total hack job and got a lot of attention on Chris Martenson's site (the other site I frequent, okay live on, besides this one)

Check out the discussion here:

http://www.chrismartenson.com/forum/peak-oil-waste-energy-ny-times-op-ed/25861

Three guesses which profile avatar is mine. There is a story behind it if you're interested.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 26, 2009 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Split infinitives- off topic to Mando

Looks like I only need one guess....

Yea, a buddy of mine who does oil deals in the Rockies called and said it was laughable. He wanted me to read the same. Mind you, we're talking about a guy who makes his living putting together domestic oil deals (and doesn't want to see oil drop too much).

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 25, 2009 10:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

I like Philippe Noiret - Les Ripoux is one of my favourite movies.

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 25, 2009 10:52am
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So, did you even get an english speaking version (or at least subtitles) of "le vieus fusil" avec Philippe Noiret ?It is a blow your mind story about a french doctor who insist to send his wife and child to be safer in their country house .But wife and kid are viciousjy murder by german soldiers ,and even the whole village people are killed .Doctor come next to village and found avery one dead, and the horrors endured by his wife/kid . All he finds is the old gun forgotten so long ,and discovering the german soldiers near by still ,he alone kills them all ,one after the next ,and it's a staggering movie you must see . Then there no more to talk about ww2, with me ewcept to add :grandparents shot by germans , family lilled by germans in ww1,others died because of germans all the way back to the french revolution. That adds up to generations of French murdered by germans and so ,personnally ,I earned the right to tell fools who never did these wars to shut up with their cheap jives .

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Poster: angular Date: Aug 25, 2009 11:33am
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A frenchman retaliates and attacks? This is a work of fiction right?

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Poster: angular Date: Aug 25, 2009 12:04pm
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Your story touches my heart. Back to the french revolution? WOW!

To me it says the french never learn.

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 25, 2009 11:17am
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So where did skies go ?Deadvids.com to see all the marvellous artworks shown by deadheads there ! But I keep A eye and an ear here as well ,to talk back when it is OK !

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Poster: banditos33 Date: Aug 25, 2009 10:12am
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I am looking foward to seeing it but was kind of skeptical.Thanks. Did it have the French Army tank with four gears in reverse for maximum speed and one gear for foward?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 25, 2009 10:23am
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How was Pitt's accent? That really bugs me in the trailers for some reason...does it "work" in the film?

Will have to see it nonetheless!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 25, 2009 11:54am
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it does - a bit rough at first but his character is good and he pulls it off. However, he's not the one you leave the film thinking about has having done a great job. Don't get me wrong, the film has some flaws, but I think it is by far Tarantino's best film. I love the homage to WWII films and spaghetti westerns and there are tons of touches that him home from my years of living in the Old Country (any film that references Old Shatterhand gets a laugh out of me).

Also, the use of german and french with subtitles and then subtitles going off while still speaking german worked well (helps to know a bit).

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2009-08-25 18:54:13

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 26, 2009 1:31pm
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Thanks BD...looking forward to it...

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Aug 25, 2009 10:48am
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There's a southern accent, where I come from
The young'uns call it country
The yankees call it dumb
I got my own way of talkin'
But everything is done, with a southern accent
Where I come from.

And cousin, business is booming!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 25, 2009 11:32am
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I just listened to that this morning Earl. The Johnny Cash version off the American Recordings box set. Who's tune was that originally?

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Poster: amosearle Date: Aug 25, 2009 6:51pm
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I didn't know the Man in Black covered that. I shall buy it forthwith. That's some good writing.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 25, 2009 9:26pm
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check out anything he did with Rick Rubin. Brilliant stuff, Cash doing Soundgarden, NIN, U2, Petty, and others as well as his own stuff and other country artists of course.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 25, 2009 11:01pm
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one of the most moving music videos of all time - jc not long before the end

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmVAWKfJ4Go

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 1:40am
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Bluedevil:yes ,it is as sad as Johnny Cash said !The only answer I got was encounters with immortal Krishna/Vishnou,but such entities choose who they accept to communicate with,being Immortals ,They are not binded to human standards ,and then come the time to decide if being with Immortals is a goal , or settling for human existence the only gig ,for mortals , and no connexions to better worlds . The Grateful Dead might survive the great beyond because they are also appriciated by Others ? OK !

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Aug 26, 2009 9:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

Hipsters, tripsters,
real cool chicks, sir,
everyone's doin' that rag


You needn't gild the lily, offer jewels to the sunset
No one is watching or standing in your shoes
Wash your lonely feet in the river in the morning
Everything promised is delivered to you


Don't neglect to pick up what your share is
All the winter birds are winging home now
Hey Love, go and look around you
Nothing out there you haven't seen before now


But you can wade in the water
and never get wet
if you keep on doin' that rag


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Poster: skies Date: Aug 27, 2009 12:29am
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Hi, bbbrew ,maybe yes or maybe no ,I'll try not fade away but thanks for talking,anyway . Maybe it's only the weather ,like in Scotland,but without the Scots nor the Welsh to cheer about !

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Aug 25, 2009 11:47am
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jots, Tom Petty & the HB's title tune, Southern Accents. The whole CD is a fine one, I think the big song off it was Don't Come Around Here No More.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 25, 2009 11:59am
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I knew that was a Petty album but wasn't sure if that was the same song. Thanks.

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 3:05am
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So, Earl B. Powell,you are a southerner ,such as "Gone with the wind " with Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler ?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 25, 2009 11:34am
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yeah well try choking down BRITISH people WITH their BRITISH accents playing NAZI'S. God that Valkyrie was pathetic. Could have been good too. I'd have been fine with them speaking English without an accent with the understanding that we know that in real life they'd be speaking German ( I'm not a huge fan of reading movies so it wouldn't bother me but BRITISH accents? Good lord! ).

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 25, 2009 12:58pm
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Why in hell do The British pronounce schedule as, "shed-yule" - BUT, they do not pronounce school as "shool" - they say "school"?

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Aug 26, 2009 2:37am
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English is a very stupid language. But then again, Welsh isn't too far behind. Curse my mother tongue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homonym This is what makes me sad.......it must be so hard learning English when there's problems like this. I was lucky, living in a country where English is the main language.

This post was modified by Miss Divine on 2009-08-26 09:37:54

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 1:16am
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Dear Miss Divine! Your mother tong ,especially with british accent is delighful to my ears ! Trust this frenchie telling you that englisi is the only true language for best rock n roll ! Could you even imagine our Rolling Stones siging "midnight rambler " in chinese ,our Led Zeppelin doing Stairway to Heaven in dutch,our Pink Floyd ding " money" in swahili ,or the Grateful Dead doing "cassidy " in spanish ? It would all be ridiculous ,so english is the must for true rock n roll, and that is why I am still convinced that if there is one language even lazy foreign bums uoght to learn ,it is english ! That said : parlez-vous français ?

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Aug 26, 2009 1:45am
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I'm sorry but every time I read a post of yours, I tend to think of the Ferrero Rocher adverts.

And English is officially my second language, with Welsh being my first.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 26, 2009 1:36pm
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It is true, Miss D, though Rob will say I just came up with this to impress you, BUT a gal with a Welsh accent is about the top of the list for me, and I'll leave it to the imagination as to which list I mean...I practically get misty eyed and weak knee'd listening to the members of the 24th Foot chatting during Zulu (but not because I am that kind of guy...not that there is anything wrong with that...right BD?).

Not sure why that's so...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 26, 2009 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wales at the movies

Time for a repost. Movies remakes with a Welsh flavour:


* 9 1/2 Leeks

* Trefforest Gump

* Cwmando

* The Lost Boyos

* An American in Powys

* Huw Dares Gwyneth

* Dai Hard

* The Wizard of Oswestry

* Cool Hand Look-you

* Sheepless in Seattle

* The Eagle has Llandudno

* The Magnificent Severn

* Haverfordwest Was Won

* Austin Powys

* The Magic Rhonddabout

* Independence Dai

* The Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch That Time Forgot

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Aug 26, 2009 4:00pm
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Fantastic - though you missed "holyhead confidential"

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Aug 26, 2009 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

Skies is like one of those computer algorithms designed to mimic intelligence and fool humans - a french version. Perhaps theres a bunch of hippies sitting in a cyber cafe overlooking the seine thinking "if we can fool a bunch of acid addled hippies then next step the world!" I don't wan't to belittle Skies, but as previously stated his syntax, and command of the english language is erratic to say the least... I'd love to think that he was a real guy, but...

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 3:10pm
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Is this a deadhead joke or what,Dilcurrie ?Of course I am not a real guy,and not even a bunch of hippies either , looking atthe Seine in Paris !What's wrong with my english anyway ?In California I was told only my accent could tell I was French !

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Aug 26, 2009 3:37pm
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I think you meant to say you are a real person!

Nothing that happens in california would surprise me. There are times when it looks like your english comes from an online translator. Thats not a criticism its an observation, shit if we were talking in french i would have to do the same half the time! You are in the word of Winston Churchill "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma" Not that it particularly bothers me, i think its fantastic that there are deadheads in france - next time i am over we must meet up for a pastis or ch'ti or a leffe though not leffe red, coz that tastes like piss ( i know they're belgian beers, but very popular in the nord pas de calais.

stay frosty,

dil (small "d" SVP)

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 11:58pm
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Make up your mind,dilcurrie,if you already know that I am not a real person ,that I must be some robot translating in english ,then why also talk of meeting together nnext time you cme to France ?Right now it is very unsettling for me ,the idea of meeting deadheads again ,I don't really know why .Maybe because a month ago ,I never even imagined I could find deadheads again,and never once thought it could happen via a computer .Fist ,of course I was very glad about this but now I stall wondering a what's the use of all that,too old to still want to play now ,or I simply need more time to accect such new event, deadheads again,ouh,la,la !!!

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 2:12am
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Isn't Welsh a celtic language ? Here in Brittany ,they want to impose "breton" in school ,but to me this is only a provincial language ,not that useful compared to english . Being rather lazy about learning foreign langueges ,I figured long ago the best choice was english . So Welsh came here this summer to a festival we had on the port .Do the Wlsh feel like Scots and Irish about England ,and prefer independance from the Brits ?

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 2:26am
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You mean the chocolates Rocher ?Yum,yes ?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 25, 2009 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

and don't go calling a behind a fanny over there either

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 26, 2009 2:08am
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In Middle English and Old French the word was cedule, pronunced 'said-yule' - a sort of halfway house between the present American and British versions. Schedule became the accepted spelling of the word in Britain in the 17th century but the pronunciation didn't change to match. The US pronunciation sked-yule was decided by Webster.

School, from the Latin schola, has been used since about AD1000 to mean an educational establishment and has, I believe, always been pronounced with a hard 'c'.

The point is that languages change and evolve over time to suit changing needs and customs. A language is only as 'stupid', illogical and inconsistent as the people who use it and personally I'm glad about that. Imagine how stultifying to creativity a universal language carved in stone would be. Carl Sandberg said:

"Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves,spits on its hands and goes to work."

And as William Tell might say, I think that's pretty kewl!

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 2:54am
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Bravo, Robthewordsmith ,I hope you got them to shut up for a while,these arrogant americans !

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 26, 2009 3:40am
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Well I have to admit you've got me confused, John. "I'd have been fine with them speaking English without an accent". Who the hell speaks English without an accent? There are people up and down your country and mine (not to mention other parts of the world) speaking English in a huge range of different accents. So just what do you mean by a BRITISH accent? Because, believe me, there isn't one, there are many.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 26, 2009 8:54am
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point taken Rob. Although if you've ever been to Colorado ( where I spent my childhood )I'd say that is about as bland/accent free an English dialect as you'll hear. But perhaps I have it backwards. As for the English accent I was referring to it was Kenneth Branaugh, you know the actor who does Shakespeare movies among other things. So you can imagine what we yanks call the " proper" English dialect playing a German soldier. Little hard to fathom considering the war. One can only wonder what Churchill would have thought. Kind of funny.

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 3:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

Well,I don't know exactly how many british accents exist but I do like proper aristocratic british accent,elegant upper speech even while saying the most hilarious jokes ! No american accent can ever equals that ,in my opinion !